Blue Water Blog - Notes From the Field

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

Free Trash Cans: A Huge Win for Clean Water!

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By this point, you have probably heard that Baltimore City Department of Public Works has begun to distribute municipal trash cans to all households throughout the city. This is the culmination of many years of effort by individuals, community groups,…

How to get a summer job at Blue Water Baltimore

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Want to learn about careers in the green industry? Interested in gaining job skills in landscaping and tree maintenance? Blue Water Baltimore will host eight summer interns through Baltimore City’s Youthworks Program. We will hire outstanding local youth for these positions who…

12 Million Gallons of Sewage and Counting

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Last Wednesday night, the Baltimore region received more than two inches of rain, which led to significant flooding around the region. When large rainstorms like these hit Baltimore, stormwater runoff leaks into our sanitary sewer system through cracks in aging…

Helping Baltimore Dig Out From The Snow

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[Chris Watson is Blue Water Baltimore’s Construction Manager, managing the implementation of projects involving greening and stormwater mitigation as well as overseeing training of his crewmembers for workforce development.] I hope that you have weathered the recent winter storm in good health. It…

Survey Says: 400 New Trees for North Avenue

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In nature, trees do a fine job of planting themselves.  In an urban environment like Baltimore, getting the right tree in the right place takes a little bit of human effort. The West North Avenue Streetscape Conceptual Master Plan, completed…

McElderry Park Stormwater Projects Are Underway

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We are excited to announce that we have begun construction of two faith-based stormwater projects in the McElderry Park neighborhood in southeast Baltimore. These projects, located at the Prince of Peace Baptist Church and Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, will add significant…